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Pub chain bans customers from using phones in bid to foster 'social conversations' UK pub chain Samuel Smiths has banned people from using phones UK pub chain Samuel Smiths has banned people from using phones, in an attempt to foster "social conversations". Various pubs across the UK have been sent a memo making clear that people should not be allowed to use...
Gina London: Four reasons you need to do a self-reassessment now 'If you're still communicating the same way you've been for the past decade, you're overdue for a check-up the same way I was. ' Photo: Stock Image I have chronic, widespread eczema. I've suffered with it since I was an infant when I'd scratch inside my elbows and behind my...
'We've let ourselves down in the last two semi-finals' - Scannell wants Munster to take next step after Earls leads them back from brink Edinburgh 13 Munster 17 Match-winner: Keith Earls dives over to score his and Munster’s second try despite the efforts of Edinburgh’s Darcy Graham. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile For a few minutes after full-time, the Munster players lingered on the...
Jody Corcoran: 'No post-ironic twist here - but what exactly makes Leo modern?'   An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar In a world gone mad, it is comforting to luxuriate in the traditions of our political and public life. The never-ending demands for "change" can be exhausting. Beware of change, I say. Let us rise in the morning to know what lies in wait: Fine...
Richard Curran: 'Datalex not quite cleared for take-off after accounting scandal' 'Datalex had incorrectly recognised about $3.5m (€3.1m) of service revenue associated with a Lufthansa contract in the first six months of 2018, which has subsequently been corrected by the group.' Stock image Airline software group Datalex will hope the findings of a PwC probe into accounting irregularities will draw a...
Slovakia elects first female president Zuzana Caputova took 58% of the vote. The newly elected president of Slovakia Zuzana Caputova (Petr David Josek/AP) An environmental activist has been elected as the first female president of Slovakia. Relative newcomer Zuzana Caputova took 58% of the vote with almost 95% of returns counted in Saturday’s runoff election, topping European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic, who...
Factories accused of 'naked opportunism' as beef prices take a tumble   REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Farmers have reacted furiously as factory quotes for bullocks and heifers, and bulls in some places, slipped another 5c/kg this week . Many plants will kill cattle this week at the old price of €3.75 and €3.85/kg, but most of these animals were bought up to two weeks' ago. IFA...
Fox confident One For Arthur can make it a double Derek Fox winning the 2017 Aintree Grand National on One for Arthur Is it really two years since Derek Fox experienced the day of days, urging the relentless galloper One For Arthur into the lead jumping the final fence in the Aintree Grand National and maintaining the momentum all the way...
Bonaparte aiming to inspire next generation on 'crazy' Champions Trophy weekend Mike Bonaparte MICHAEL BONAPARTE and DCU Saints will hope for some divine inspiration to get them through a taxing Champions Trophy schedule this weekend. They face his old club Templeogue in the quater-finals tonight at Oblate Hall (8.0pm) to set up a semi-final tomorrow with rested Cup champions Killester, who a...
McGrath says he was 'wrong' to suggest Gardaí have been 'politicised' in wake of drink-driving crackdown Finian McGrath FINIAN McGrath has said he was "wrong" to suggest that Gardaí have become politicised in the wake of the government's drink-driving crackdown. It came after a slap-down from justice minister Charlie Flanagan, who labelled Mr McGrath's remarks as "bizarre", "unwise" and "even dangerous". Mr McGrath,...

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